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Justin from After The Burial found dead (RIP)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 12:58 PM (PST)

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To be honest. After The Burial are not a band I’ve really checked out much. I know they have been around awhile and have a lot of fans. Just never really investigated them. That said, it’s sad to learn of the passing of their guitarist Justin Lowe, recently reported to be suffering from mental illness. As a manic depressive person myself I can relate to this. I was in a suicide ward once.

For all the jokes out there about husbands of the year Scott Stapp and Wes from Puddle of Mudd playing in traffic or getting Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory or riding Airport baggage carousels, this type of stuff is really sad on more human levels. Depression and mental health should be treated more seriously in this country.

Find out more HERE.

Seems like Justin was a real talent and touched a lot of hearts.

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Killswitch perform new song live in Toronto

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 8:10 AM (PST)

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Your favorite mostly PMA metalcore band and mine Killswitch Engage are always miles ahead of most of the pack, and new song “Strength In Mind” has one hell of a grooving riff. The band performed the new tune at a Toronto stop, some of the only new material since Disarm The Descent we’ve heard with the exception of the rad Game Of Thrones track “Loyalty”.

Jesse Leach remains one of the most chill and inspiring frontmen and it is cool as hell to also hear him admit in this video that the Red Sox blow.

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Demon Hunter drummer loses most of belongings in fire

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 8:21 PM (PST)

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Yogi Watts of Demon Hunter has had some fiery demons fight back, unfortunately.

“Yogi and his expectant wife, Cara, returned home from a doctor’s visit and discovered their apartment building had burned down. They lost all of their belongings. Their baby is due any day. Please help our friend, brother, and bandmate however you can.”

Donations are now being collected for Watts and his family via Gofundme.com.

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Memphis May Fire’s acoustic “Beneath The Skin” is here

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10:05 PM (PST)

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Memphis May Fire are premiering an acoustic version of fan favorite “Beneath The Skin” today on Youtube.

The track is one of 4 bonus tracks that appear on the upcoming Deluxe Edition of the band’s latest LP ‘Unconditional’, which will be released this Friday.

In addition to the acoustic version of “Beneath The Skin,” the LP features the new tracks “My Generation”“Stay The Course” and an acoustic version of “Need To Be.” The music video for “Stay The Course” can be viewed here.

Guitarist Kellen McGregor says, “It’s always enjoyable to reimagine songs acoustically as we’re primarily a band that writes heavy music with a lot of riffing. ‘Need To Be’ made sense to choose considering it’s already a softer track from “Unconditional” & lends itself nicely to an acoustic interpretation. Reworking ‘Beneath The Skin’ was a fun challenge due to its heavier nature, but the process was very rewarding & it turned out more amazing than we could have possibly imagined.”

The Deluxe Edition was remixed & remastered by Brian Hood (Being As An Ocean, Sworn In) at 456 Recordings.

Pre-orders are available on MerchNow and iTunes.

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Shai Hulud bring more misanthropic tour dates to your zip code

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10:37 AM (PST)

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Hardcore/metal hybrid pranksters Shai Hulud retain their bite/whimsy and demonic charm release after release. Matt Fox leads his band of mighty heroes on tours aplenty, but this one ought to be special. I feel also that they should write a song called “The Misanthropic #rapsongs of #ShiaLaBeouf” so that Shai Hulud would show up in more search engines. I’ve been listening to these dudes all week. Excelsior!

Dates BELOW.

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Parkway Drive announce North American tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 6:17 AM (PST)

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Your favorite and my favorite band of Aussie metalcore champs, Parkway Drive have announced a N. American tour in support of new record IRE.

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Album Review: The Devil Wears Prada – “Space” EP

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7:19 PM (PST)

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I love that The Devil Wears Prada always make me reasses intial impressions on repeat listens, at least since their early days. Prada have subtly tweaked their sound in ways fans have accepted more than, say, Job For A Cowboy with each release. It’s hard to pin how some bands can be succesful at this with fans while others aren’t as embraced.

I like that TDWP “never sounded quite like this” each time, while still retaining trademark elements, dissonance, screaming, some catchy
hooks for the new school emocore kids and weird textures. The Chariot was another band that managed to evolve really distinctively, whereas while the new JFAC proggier direction yielded some cool results, you’d be hard pressed to peg it as the band you knew even an album ago.

Prada meanwhile have been perfecting their approach with each release since Dead Throne. Their themed Zombie EP is a well loved “aww shit” classic to many of their fans, some of their heaviest yet well developed tunes. I like the idea of themed concept EPs a bit more than stringing a story through many albums ala Coheed, for example. I mean, it’s cool to follow a lengthy intertwined tale as in King Diamond’s Them and Conspiracy albums, but then you have the cases of Geoff Tate from Queensryche calling his post-Queensryche band Operation: Mindcrime or Metallica’s “Unforgiven pt. 15″…and that gets to be painfully desperate, grasping at the last straws of a once glorious concept. Prada have decided to put more substance in their albums both long and short, with consistently superior long players and EPs with short little punch to the gut/head concepts that are easy to participate in with enthusiasm for a bit before moving on to the next material.

Full review BELOW.

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The song is taken from the new album Venom, out August 14. Get the single on iTunes http://smarturl.it/YWABi or Spotify http://smarturl.it/YWABs

Check the new, sure to be fan favorite singalong anthem out BELOW.

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The Royal release new video for “Arga”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 8:31 PM (PST)

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The Royal‘s Dreamcatchers is pound for pound ahead of most metalcore bands, a refreshingly convincing motivational record in an increasingly banal (the last few years) genre. The Royal guys are not bereft of imagination or so limited by cliche as many bands in the genre, instead pushing themselves and focusing on songwriting, while remembering what they loved about metalcore in the first place. Plus, how many metalcore clips do you know that open with a Huxley quote?

Check out the Netherland’s finest’s new vid for “Arga” BELOW.

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Parkway Drive are really at their most unstoppable at present, playing to huge crowds, dropping a Rage cover of “Bulls On Parade” (fun and heavy, but guitar tones didn’t do the groove justice) on a sea of mostly white fans. And now in this bad ass “Vice Grip” clip the metalcore band stole the best video of the week away from Slipknot’s sort of redundant “Killpop” (a great song musically and performance-wise, but the visuals seem dated and the lyrics, while super catchy, sound like a bad torture porn. Not my fave thing to know some of the meatier headed maggots are singing ,“I guess there’s nothing left to do, but have my way” ).

Anyway, new Parkway album IRE is due in September but fans can sing along with the bro “yeah yeah yeah” chant now and watch the Aussies dude it up in the desert. The footage of the band jumping out of the airplane together is really pretty fuckin’ cool and you can’t help but feel their bond and like these guys have the scene in the palm of their hands right now! Many solid songs and a dedicated drive is making this band new fans everyday, deservedly.

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Of Mice & Men regrets to announce that the remaining dates of the ‘Full Circle Tour’ will be cancelled. Therefore, tonight’s show at Soma in San Diego and Tuesday’s show at El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City will no longer go ahead. Lead singer Austin Carlile was admitted to a hospital yesterday morning and per doctor’s orders has been kept in overnight for evaluation. The band regrets not being able to perform for their fans and hopes to be back in both cities as soon as possible. Refunds for both shows will be available at point of purchase, however Of Mice & Men are planning to reschedule both shows for a later date in the year. We will have more news on this in the the coming weeks and tickets holders are welcome to retain their tickets, as they will remain valid for these rescheduled dates.”

Speedy recovery, hombre.

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For as long as I can remember, All Out War have been the band who can shut up any conversation about crossover “not working”, get a metalhead or hardcore kid to think differently in the face of the undeniable onslaught or remind even the most violent prone, anger processing pit cowboy that the songs they brawl to should still be about something. NYC Bowery Electric release show ought to be nuts.

Mike Score, one of my all time favorite people in the scene, checks in to deliver the knowledge on the much anticipated return DYING GODS. Here’s where to order Dying Gods from All Out War:
http://crimescenemerch.com/alloutwar.html

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Fit For A King have a new video for “Hooked”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:40 PM (PST)

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Fit For A King (FFAK) has released a new video for the song “Hooked”. The band are really energetic and enjoyable live regardless of your faith and have serious drive any metalcore fan who really cares about the scene and not trends will connect with. The band embody this and it is evident.  The new video was Directed by Ryan Valdez who previously helmed the FFAK videos for “Hollow King” and “Keep Me Alive”. The video was shot in a warehouse outside of Dallas.

Watch official video for “Hooked” Here

“Hooked” appears on the band’s most recent album Slave To Nothing

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Rise Of Doom are a rock solid new metalcore band from France who are better than about 80% of the pack, which means they certainly deserve to be on the radar of all metalcore fans. The band show a lot of promise on the very heavy yet colorful and effective self-released Purgation. Check out our interview with some of the guys BELOW.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan release “Paranoia Shields” clip

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:32 PM (PST)

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I liked Option Paralysis a bit better than One Of Us Is The Killer, though the recent album from The Dillinger Escape Plan was also rad and every video has been downright, uh, killer?! The band are one of my all time faves but I haven’t felt startled by their material since the really innovative (and underrated)  Ire Works. BUT, the new stuff since that record has still been great if kind of establishing a kind of new standard DEP sound, more or less. Their videos, however, continue to startle.

Mitch Massie worked on this new video with the esteemed band of spastic yet poppy Faith No More disciples. Ruling the math core scene still to this day, you’ve got to respect Dillinger and this video is another fine entry in a storied legacy.

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